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Useful RC Boat 3D Printed Parts
« on: February 19, 2022, 02:23:32 pm »

Hi All


I'm quite a new user of 3D printers and so have been looking around at what others have built, and designed some of my own in tinkercad. Thought it might be useful to start a list of boat related printable parts on a thread as I'm sure forum members have either found useful designs, or have designed some.  Here's my opener, found on Thingiverse, a flange mount for XT60 and XT90 connectors:


https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3113398


I've built both sizes on my Select Mini V2, found that I had to add support in Cura, and doing that generates a bit of effort to finish, but worth it and can recommend.








Best regards to all
David.

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Re: Useful RC Boat 3D Printed Parts
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2022, 04:43:58 pm »

 
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Re: Useful RC Boat 3D Printed Parts
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2022, 10:42:36 am »

OK, here's another one.  Found a couple of 'fenders' at 1/10 scale on Thingiverse, the author suggests using them as keyrings.  And sure enough if printed in PLA they're pretty rigid and might be fine as keyrings, but could damage a hull if used deployed.  I guess they'd be fine in PLA if just used for on deck detailing.  However, if printed in flexible TPU filament, they're just like the real thing. (I used Sunlu TPU in white from Amazon)


I've printed up a set at 1/10 and at 1/5:












And the balloon type:








I'll be trimming and adding some blue 'caps' for detailing and will post the results.


I dialled back the infill to ensure flexibility, and found I had to slow down the printing to adapt to TPU filament.



Print Settings for my MP Select Mini using Cura.


Cura 'Normal' 0.175mm profile with these mods:


Infill 15%
Infill pattern Triangles
Head Temp 210
Bed Temp 60
Speed 15mm/s


Build Plate Adhesion - Raft
Support - Everywhere


(And I upped the scale in Cura to 195% to get the 1/5 versions, 200% just exceeded the print volume on Z axis.)


The Thingiverse links:


https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3314584


https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3314598


This is my first use of flexible TPU filament.  It has interesting properties that I'm sure will see other uses where PLA is just too rigid. Hope this is of interest.


Best regards
David.

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Re: Useful RC Boat 3D Printed Parts
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2022, 12:11:27 pm »

I generated my own fenders at 1/12 scale, then printed in ABS with a 10% infill and they work well enough, I have had little success with them in flexible as yet as they keep printing with a small hole, so leak, but I have not yet tried on my new 3d printer, so cant say for certain.
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